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Welsh perseverance.

SIR - What a shame and what a waste - the daughter of Gwynne James has not spoken Welsh since 'a very slight colloquial error' in a BT stand at the National Eisteddfod some 15 years ago (Letters, November 4).

As a Welsh tutor for adults myself, and as a first-language Welsh speaker, it is obviously our responsibility and duty to encourage and help Welsh learners in their every effort to speak the language, here, there and everywhere.

But never allow one negative experience to hinder your progress.

Have I given up driving because an impatient motorist gives me a black look every four months - of course not.

Have I given up my Sunday job because church members claim that my sermons are too long, short, Welsh, English or humorous - of course not.

As Winston Churchill once famously said, 'Never, never, never, never give up!'


Coryton Rise Yr Eglwys Newydd, Caerdydd
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 17, 2004
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